From The Oregonian:
Car hits pole, killing passenger
Thursday, June 02, 2005
One person died Wednesday evening after a car crashed into a utility pole in Washington County, authorities said.
About 8:30 p.m., an older model BMW with four occupants was westbound in the 15700 block of Southwest Beef Bend Road when it came around a curve, crossed into the eastbound lane, then swerved back into the westbound lane before hitting the pole, said Sandy James, Washington County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
A passenger in the back seat in his late teens or early 20s was pronounced dead at the scene, James said.
The three others in the car were taken to either OHSU Hospital or Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center with non-life-threatening injuries, she said.
All had been wearing seat belts, James said.
The driver, a 16-year-old girl, carried no license or driver's permit, James said. A 17-year-old girl was in the front passenger seat and an 18-year-old man was in the back seat, she said.
The accident brought down several electrical wires, James said. One of the wires fell on the car of a woman traveling with a small child who had stopped just west of the crash, she said. They were not injured, James said. -- Boaz Herzog